Principal Security Specialist - #305458

Datacentrix


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Boksburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Part time

Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Blue Security Principal Specialist to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cybersecurity, particularly focusing on defensive strategies and techniques to protect organizational assets from cyber threats. As a Security Principal Specialist, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining robust security measures to safeguard our systems, networks, and data against malicious activities.

Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement comprehensive cybersecurity strategies and policies aimed at defending against cyber threats, focusing on blue team methodologies.
  2. Conduct regular security assessments and penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in systems, networks, and applications.
  3. Design and deploy advanced defensive security solutions such as intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and security information and event management (SIEM) systems.
  4. Lead incident response efforts, including investigation, analysis, containment, eradication, and recovery from security incidents and breaches.
  5. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure security requirements are integrated into the development lifecycle of new systems and applications.
  6. Provide expertise and guidance to junior security analysts and engineers, assisting in skill development and knowledge transfer.
  7. Stay current with the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and technologies, and continuously evaluate and recommend enhancements to security controls and processes.
  8. Act as a subject matter expert on cybersecurity matters, providing insights and recommendations to senior management and stakeholders.
  9. Establish and maintain effective relationships with external partners, vendors, and industry peers to exchange information and best practices in cybersecurity.

Requirements:

  1. Proven experience working in cybersecurity roles with a focus on defensive strategies and techniques.
  2. In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, technologies, and best practices, particularly in the areas of network security, endpoint security, and incident response.
  3. Hands-on experience with security tools and technologies
  4. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex security incidents and develop effective response strategies.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders effectively.
  6. Proven leadership abilities, with experience leading and mentoring junior security professionals.
  7. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  8. Strong commitment to continuous learning and professional development in the field of cybersecurity.




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